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Website: www.fredbowen.com
Books: 16 books of sports fiction that weave in real sports history and include a bonus history chapter at the back (Peachtree Publishers). First picture book biography released in 2010: No Easy Way, The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season (Dutton Children’s Books).
Fee: For presentations to adult groups  (librarians, reading specialists, etc), contact Peggy Jackson; Phone: 301.585.0288; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..For school presentations, contact Janet Zade; Phone: 781.749.2733. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Availability: Children in grades 2-7, and adult groups (librarians, reading specialists and parents).
Features: It's not often that a sports-loving guy comes to school to talk about reading and writing. I want kids to look at me and say, "Hey, I can do what he does." I show them my original (messy) notebooks so they can see that I start out writing just as they do: with pen, paper, and imagination. Nothing else. I talk about the whole writing process. It's a very lively and interactive talk. With adult groups, I talk about how to get sports-crazy kids to love reading. I challenge the perception that sports is a narrow interest and talk about the great dramas found in sports, and the power of good sports writing (fiction and nonfiction) to capture young readers.

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